Charleston Standouts

What makes Charleston, WV, accommodating and different?

Popular with
Religious Groups

“Charleston was founded in 1794 and contains religious treasures such as St. John’s Episcopal Church, which was used by the Union Army during the Civil War. Besides its religious attractions, Charleston’s geography accommodates attractions like the Criel Mound and Treetop Canopy tours.”

Denominations and
Religious Organizations

Charleston, WV, is home to more than 200 houses of worship and includes a multitude of denominations and religious organizations. A survey conducted in 2015 by the Pew Research Center found that West Virginia was the seventh most “highly religious” state in the United States.

Economically Smart
Meeting Options

From affordable hotel room rates to free experiences like a State Capitol tour or a hike through Kanawha State Forest, Charleston’s affordable options make it easy to keep planning on budget and out-of-the-box.

Religious Churches & Establishments

First Presbyterian Church

  • Built in 1915
  • Byzantine interior was modeled after St. Mark’s Cathedral in Venice, Italy

St. John’s Episcopal Church

  • Built in 1839
  • Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Blessed John XXIII Pastoral Center

  • Minutes from Downtown
  • Great for religious and non-profit group retreats

Featured Attractions

West Virginia State Capitol

Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences

Heritage Towers Museum & Culture Center

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